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Arctostaphylos nevadensis - Gray.

Common Name Pine-Mat Manzanita
Family Ericaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Montane areas[60].
Range South-western N. America - California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Arctostaphylos nevadensis Pine-Mat Manzanita


Arctostaphylos nevadensis Pine-Mat Manzanita
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Arctostaphylos nevadensis is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

A. parviflora. Uva-ursi nevadensis.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - ground into a powder and added to soups etc[92]. The seed is very small and would be difficult to separate from the fruit. It would be easier to dry the whole fruit, grind this into a powder and use it in soups etc[K]. Fruit[92, 105, 161]. The fruit can be eaten fresh or dried and stored for later use[257]. It can also be pulverised and made into a drink[257].

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent;  Skin.

The leaves are used in the treatment of diarrhoea[257]. The whole plant is used as an antidote for poisoning by poison oak, Toxicodendron diversiloba[257]. It was probably applied externally to the skin[K].

Other Uses

Dye.

A yellowish-brown dye is obtained from the leaves, it does not require a mordant[168]. A good ground-cover plant for steep sandy banks[28, 200]. A carpeting plant, growing quite rapidly and rooting as it spreads[208].

Cultivation details

Requires a deep moist well-drained light or medium lime-free loam in sun or semi-shade but plants produce less fruit when grown in the shade[200]. Prefers a position in full sun[11]. Grows well in shade[28]. Plants at Kew were growing very well in a shady position on a NE slope in 1990[K]. Grows well in a sandy seashore garden[208]. This species is closely related to A. uva-ursi[11, 60]. Plants resent root disturbance and should be placed in their final positions as soon as possible[134].

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe. Pre-soak dried seed in boiling water for 10 - 20 seconds or burn some straw on top of them and then stratify at 2 - 5°c for 2 months[11, 200]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 months at 15°c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame or greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of side shoots of the current season's growth, 5 - 8cm with a heel, August to December in a frame. Takes one year[1, 78]. Division in early spring. Take care because the plant resents root disturbance. Pot the divisions up and keep them in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are growing away actively. Layering in spring[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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